Is your skin getting dry this winter? Do you know the right products you need to be using? The winter can really be the pits, but mama always knew best when we were growing up. Her remedy was Vaseline and it always worked wonders.
Mama knew that lotion would disappear as soon as the harsh conditions outside did their magic, so petroleum jelly was the only way the kids and adults could keep their lather shining. We now know that even the extended long hot shower or bath, as well as the cold outdoor weather, harsh winds, and sun also contribute towards stripping the skin of its natural, moisturizing oils.
Here are three things you can do to help your skin this winter:
Find The Right Products To Use
As I said, mama was onto something with the change of skincare regimen to fit the different seasons. It is actually best to keep a skincare regimen as simple as possible when treating dry skin. Using a moisturizer is the best way to rehydrate the epidermis and prevent water loss from the skin. Thick, greasy moisturizers without perfumes are generally the best option.
Pro and bonus tip: Mama also had another trick up her sleeve. She would add lemon or tissue oil or glycerine to the regular lotion for the “anti-vaseline” people in the house so that they also wouldn't’ go around “ashing all over the place” - and it worked. Turns out ingredients, such as lanolin, silicone, and mineral oil, help seal moisture into the skin. They also form a protective barrier to reduce damage from environmental factors.
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